Bob Meaders

Attention USMC: YOU CAN DO BETTER! Just listen to your Marines

7/19/17:Kits requested: 190. Hometown: Heard about us: Fellow officer in the battalion. Your pads are a night and day difference. Make wearing kevlar with NVGs for eight hours bearable.. Duties: Deploying on 31st MEU, Okinawa Japan, conducting patrolling operations in the Pacific to Include Australia, South Korea and other Pacific countries (TBD). Current Pads: Issued…

Disintegrating, slippery pads cause problems

5/2917: Duties: Infantry. Current Pads: Standard issue, glued seems, sage green color. Comments: My company is deploying this summer and is in sore need of helmet pad upgrades. We have conducted 4 multi-week long training events in the LA heat in the last few months and most of my guys’ pads are disintegrating. The issued pads…

Hard, slimy helmet pads make for unnecessary problems

6/2/17: Duties: Platoon SGT.. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat, NSN/ Gray with glued seam/ fuzzy. Comments: I have somewhat of a large head (7 3/4 hat size) and that combined with the standard ” large” helmet size and thickness/ stiffness of the helmet pads, I often get pressure point headaches, raw spots and even…

Uncomfortable helmet pads add to danger in EOD

3/31/17: . Duties: EOD operations. Current Pads: Grey, hard, military issue. Comments: Wearing our Kevlar for an extended period of time during certain operations that require the utmost of concentration can be taxing, especially with uncomfortable kits. Also, being that we relate closely with explosives, having a higher quality of pad would increase our protection from…

Phenomenal compared to the standard GI pads

Phenomenal compared to the standard GI padsKits: 35. Hometown: Roanoke, VA. Heard about us: Friend. Duties: Infantry platoon performing QRF operations. Current Pads: GI pads with glued seams. Comments: I was given a set of your pads and absolutely love them. The level of comfort they provide is phenomenal compared to the standard GI pads.…

Discomfort, Hotspots, and Headaches

Kits: 20. Hometown: Vancouver WA. Heard about us: From Oregon Aero. Duties: Medevac. Current Pads: Initial Issue. Comments: Thank you so much for offering these replacement pads for deployed soldiers. The initial issue pads have caused discomfort, hotspots, and headaches for many of my soldiers. SSG, US Army Kits: 1. Hometown: Meade county. Heard about…

Why did they change pad providers? Politics?

Good Afternoon Sir, We just received your helmet pads and wanted to provide some feedback.  In order to ensure our gratitude is effectively transcribed, I am typing a play-by-play reenactment: Received the box and looked at the shipping label, identified the sender, and immediately gathered a few of our deployers for the unboxing. Sliced open…